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by Dave_LF
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 909
Views: 240610

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

None of the several people I've shown that too seem to find it as funny as I do. Ah well. I still think "the 95-year-old queen" is an improvement over "Florida man," and a *giant* improvement over the "former guy" that the crowd seems to be settling on. I mean come on; ...
by Dave_LF
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 909
Views: 240610

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

Ok be honest, who did you think it was about before you got to the quote?

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by Dave_LF
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2288
Views: 143832

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Donald Trump, from a newly-published interview that was conducted earlier this year: “I think it would be hard if George Washington came back from the dead and he chose Abraham Lincoln as his vice president, I think it would have been very hard for them to beat me.” Well, to be fair, the guys would...
by Dave_LF
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: The last movie you saw Thread
Replies: 1785
Views: 499541

Re: The last movie you saw Thread

When they went after The Great Comet--ie the show that cast a black woman as a 19th century Russian princess--for being racist I thought "what's next, Hamilton??" Guess I wasn't far off.
by Dave_LF
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2288
Views: 143832

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

And then the Trumpists all apologized and nothing was ever said on the matter again
by Dave_LF
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 692
Views: 60906

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

So it's a big country and with at least 12 metric craptons of rioting occurring simultaneously last June, I'm sure all kinds of wild stuff went on. But to characterize the big picture as rioting *by* police rather than *against* them is a pretty out-there take, IMO.
by Dave_LF
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 692
Views: 60906

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Not equating--1/6 was way worse as a moral crime, and I only mention the two in one breath because of their surface similarities and temporal proximity. That said, it's not too much of an exaggeration to say protecting people from roving bands of raiders who pillage and burn was the whole reason gov...
by Dave_LF
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 692
Views: 60906

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

The Democrats have lost *me* over their failure to respond meaningfully to last June's and this January's riots, so I can only imagine the effect that's had on *real* moderates. If it weren't for the fact that the Bad Faith Party went full fascist over the same time period, I'd be actively campaigni...
by Dave_LF
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 692
Views: 60906

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

If only the one side would actually fight back
by Dave_LF
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Musicals and Operas
Replies: 392
Views: 172540

Re: Musicals and Operas

I'm glad they're starting up again, but it'll be a long time before I can get back. :)

I was going to say it was impressive how many big-name actors they managed to book, but I suppose they haven't had much else to do. :neutral:
by Dave_LF
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: News from Bree and other random discussions
Replies: 89
Views: 38756

Re: News from Bree and other random discussions

Yeah, dismissing the "Venus was actually Kilrathi" theory for a moment, it looks like she might be wearing a feather-crested circlet with an mask that covers the eyes and nose?
by Dave_LF
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: News from Bree and other random discussions
Replies: 89
Views: 38756

Re: News from Bree and other random discussions

That is very cool, and I'm a bit annoyed that they didn't share Tolkien's verdict on the matter, but I also have to note: does Venus have a cat head? Because it looks like she has a cat head.
by Dave_LF
Wed May 19, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1199
Views: 326057

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

But is this accurate???
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by Dave_LF
Sat May 15, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections
Replies: 93
Views: 9663

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections

And he's still less troubling to them than Liz Cheney
by Dave_LF
Fri May 14, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 2856
Views: 814853

Re: Nature Pics

I know we all live in different places, but where I am, after a long winter the sky is blue, the sun is hot, the world is full of birds, insects, and green growing things, and it's hard not to feel alive.
by Dave_LF
Fri May 14, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: UK Local Elections May 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 2436

Re: UK Local Elections May 2021

Fair enough
by Dave_LF
Fri May 14, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: UK Local Elections May 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 2436

Re: UK Local Elections May 2021

I don't understand UK politics, but I noticed that people in my timeline, including the TORCers, seem to be equally angry at both parties. Which makes a refreshing difference from the US politics, where the majority of voters only manage to be angry at one party. I can't find it now, but yesterday ...
by Dave_LF
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell and Piranesi
Replies: 229
Views: 130634

Re: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell and Piranesi

Just finished Piranesi (it didn't take long). Still settling, but I'm pretty sure I liked it a lot. "Astonishing" is the right word.
by Dave_LF
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 358
Views: 97374

Re: What are you reading?

Stormlight Archive. Sort of a guilty pleasure--mechanically, the writing is not great, but they're 1000-page books and I've been going through them in about 2 weeks each, so obviously doing something right.